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Shonni Krengel

Teaching for Action: MHR Student Promotes Human Rights Education

Shonni Krengel (MHR ‘22) is a first year Master of Human Rights student studying the intersections of race and gender, especially as it relates to social justice and advocacy. Over the sprint semester, Shonni has been working as research assistant for “Teaching for Action: Exploring Human Rights and Civic Engagement in our Global Communities”, a project through the Institute for Global Studies and is funded in part by The Human Rights Lab and Human Rights Initiative. She recently shared her experiences with us.
Leigh Payne

Transitional Justice in Latin America

Dr. Leigh Payne of Oxford University is a Senior Research Fellow with the Human Rights Program. She has dedicated herself to the study of human rights in the context of transitional justice. Currently partnering with HRP Director Barbara Frey as part of an international research team, the Observatory on Disappearances and Impunity in Mexico, Dr. Payne continues to bring attention to and examine human rights in Latin America.
MHR Alum Hunter Johnson with Darwin Franco and Dalia Souza, protagonists of his documentary film

Uplifting Human Rights Leaders Through Documentary Filmmaking

This spring the Human Rights Program will be publishing a comprehensive web-based report and database discussing the UMN-based team's component of the project. Leading up to the report release, this three part series will share three blog posts by key members of the Observatory team. This first installment is written by Hunter Johnson covering his documentary Until We Find Them.
Iván Lopez Justiniano

MHR Alum Evaluates Social Justice-Oriented Programs in Minnesota

Join us in celebrating the achievements of Master of Human Rights alum Iván Lopez Justiniano (MHR '19)! After graduating with concentrations in Gender and Sexuality, as well as Race and Ethnicity, Iván went to work with the non-profit Rainbow Research doing program evaluation and research on social justice in Minnesota, especially as they relate to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Learn more about Iván’s current work below. 
Dr. Deborah Levison

Animating Children’s Views: An Innovative Methodology

CIVIOS, a University of Minnesota source for public research, highlighted the fantastic work of professor, researcher and Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Human Rights program Dr. Deborah Levison in a recent video. Dr. Levison and PHD student Anna Bolgrien's Human Rights Initiative funded project focuses on animating children's views in the Global South, using cartoons to discuss childhood difficulties with children in Nepal and Brazil.
Andrea Daniela Martinez

MHR Alum Furthers Educational Readiness of Latinx Children

The Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy (CWGPP) included an interview with Andrea Daniela Martinez (MHR '19) in the Center's newsletter on February 17, 2021. Andrea is a former graduate assistant for the Center who focused on public policy, evaluation, immigration and women’s rights during her time in the Master of Human Rights Program. Read more about Andrea and her current work below! 

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